'Wheel of Fortune' player can't solve filled-in puzzle

'Wheel of Fortune' player can't solve filled-in puzzle

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'Wheel of Fortune' player can't solve filled-in puzzle

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by USA TODAY

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Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

An Indiana University honors student had the letters there, all he needed to do was read the words correctly. His failure to pronounce the name "Achilles" cost him a shot at winning a million dollars.

He's probably not going to live this one down anytime soon.

Wheel of Fortune contestant Julian Batts, who was participating in the game show's College Week last Friday, lost out on a chance to play for $1 million. He managed to choose every single correct letter in the puzzle, and after the letters were all revealed, he still lost because he failed to correctly pronounce all the words on the board, reports E!

The correct answer was "Mythological Hero Achilles," but the Indiana University freshman incorrectly pronounced "Achilles" as "A-chill-us."

Lucky for the contestant after him, who was given the chance to solve the puzzle and correctly pronounced the answer.

Fast-forward to 1:25 to see the gaffe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYcps2Nx_20#t=23

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